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Photo Feature: A Cheesy Story – With a Bit of Spice

Published on: 26 Jul, 2016
Updated on: 28 Jul, 2016

By Will Parsons

It was the Cheese & Chilli Festival at Shalford Park on Sunday (July 24). Pardon the laboured puns, but I think they’re grate. I like the cheesy approach.

Luckily the weather was fine, not a bit chilli, so no need for those Scotch Bonnets.


“I’m just crackers about cheese!” People flocked to the busy festival, where they could buy cheeses, preserves, chilli sauces, and cooked food.


Cheese lovers had a Gouda time Caerphilly selecting for their cheese board.


Festival attendees received a warm welcome at the Wiltshire Chilli Farm stall, where they could hotly pursue their fiery passion for chilli sauce and chutneys.


The festival featured live music from “Big Joe Bone” and “Johnny Marvel’s Blues Grooves”, who played blues classics and a little bit of “R and Brie”. Famous pop star Brieoncé did not make an appearance.


Visitors could buy tresses of Pyrenean garlics, including bulbs which had been cold smoked for ten days.

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At one stand, they could also choose from an array of balsamic dressings and chutneys.

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“Stick ’em with the pointy end!” Alfredo the pirate made balloon pirate costumes for the kids, and of course the odd adult or two.

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An owl poses for the camera at the falconry stall. “Say cheese!”

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Visitors got in a pickle choosing over the vast array of preserves, jams, and other jarred goods.

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